The Sustainable Forestry Handbook / Edition 2

The Sustainable Forestry Handbook / Edition 2

by Sophie Higman, James Mayers, Stephen Bass, Neil Judd, Ruth Nussbaum
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1844071189

ISBN-13: 9781844071180

Pub. Date: 02/28/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The Sustainable Forestry Handbook is widely considered to be the essential aid to understanding and implementing sustainable forest management. Providing a clear and concise guide to the practicalities of implementing international standards for sustainable forest management, this fully updated second edition covers new Forest Stewardship Council requirements, High

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The Sustainable Forestry Handbook is widely considered to be the essential aid to understanding and implementing sustainable forest management. Providing a clear and concise guide to the practicalities of implementing international standards for sustainable forest management, this fully updated second edition covers new Forest Stewardship Council requirements, High Conservation Value Forests, clearer requirements on pesticides and developments in policy and forest governance. Aimed at forest managers, and employing extensive cross referencing and easy-to-understand illustrations, this highly practical handbook explains in clear terms what the standards require forest managers to do and how they might go about implementing them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844071180
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/28/2005
Series:
Earthscan Forest Library Series
Edition description:
2
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction to International Standards for Forest Management
• What is Sustainable Forest Management?
• Why Practice Sustainable Forest Management?
• Standards for Sustainable Forest Management
• Part II: What Do the Standards Require?
• The Legal and Policy Framework
• Sustained and Optimal Production of Forest Products
• Protecting the Environment
• The Wellbeing of People
• Plantations
• Performance Requirements
• Part III: Using an Environmental Management System
• Sustainable Forest Management Policy
• Planning
• Implementation
• Checking
• Management Review
• Part IV: Meeting the Requirements
• Planning
• Implementation in the Forest
• Monitoring
• Part V: Tackling Social Issues
• Why Social Issues are Important
• Working with Stakeholders
• Conditions of Employment
• Monitoring Social Impacts
• Dealing with Erroneous Perceptions and Unrealistic Expectations
• Part VI: Forest Management Certification
• Why Achieve Certification?
• Choosing a Certification Scheme
• The Certification Process
• Small and Low Intensity Managed Forests
• Group Certification
• Phased Approaches to Certification
• Chain of Custody
• Other Certification-related Initiatives
• Appendices
• Index

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